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e-Newsletter July 2022
Thanks to our retail partners Cotswold Outdoors, we have a fabulous Hill Walking Prize Bundle to give away to one lucky BMC member. To be in with a chance to win:

🏕️ Tell us about your first memorable mountain experience

⭐ Email your answer along with your BMC Membership number to winfreestuff@thebmc.co.uk before 8th August to be entered into the prize draw


We're asking you! Which term resonates best with you as someone who heads to the hills in their spare time: Hill walking or Hiking? Take our quick Twitter poll to have your say!
👉 Gower Climbing Festival | 26 - 29 August
👉 Wilton Fest | 3 September
👉 Edinburgh IFSC World Cup | 9 - 11 September
Catch up with all our BMC articles from the last month featured below 👇
Latest BMC News
YHA Festival of Walking: join our BMC social walks
We are excited to announce our new venture with the YHA this autumn: the YHA Festival of Walking. During the festival, our experienced BMC walk leaders will be running free, organised social walks from selected YHA locations all over the country. Tag along with us!
Be cool in the heat: temporary open access closures
With temperatures set to soar over the next few days, it is likely that there will be some restrictions in place to areas of open access land across England and Wales as the fire severity index reaches ‘exceptional’.
IFSC World Cup to take place in Edinburgh
The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC), together with the British Mountaineering Council and GB Climbing, agreed today that Edinburgh, Scotland will host the 13th event of the IFSC World Cup Series 2022 from 9 to 11 September.
Swiss Trail Destinations: Hiking in the Jungfrau and Gstaad regions
Take your summer adventures to the next level as we sample five iconic hikes and walks from a two Switzerland's most beautiful regions, with views of incredible mountains such as the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau.
Legal challenge threatening wild camping on Dartmoor
A legal case questioning the basis of Dartmoor National Park Authority’s bylaws, which allow for responsible wild camping opens today in the high court and could determine the future enjoyment of wild camping in the Dartmoor National Park.
Cotswold Outdoor British Bouldering Championships 2022
Get cracking! We're excited to announce the return of the Cotswold Outdoor British Bouldering Championships when it takes centre stage on Devonshire Green, Sheffield, on 27 & 28 August. Here's how to sign up.
Recovering from injury as a Routesetter: Alexander Lemel
Head Route setter at Mile End climbing wall in East London, Alexander Lemel, talks to Talia Lazarus to tell his strenuous journey to recovery after hip surgery and what it was like dealing with such an injury whilst having a very physically demanding job.
Win Gear with the BMC newsletter: Cotswold Outdoor Prize Draw
Every quarter we team up with our partners Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock so our members can be in with a chance to win prizes from some top-notch outdoor brands. Check out this month's prize draw.
Youth Climbing Series 2023
The BMC Youth Climbing Series is a climbing competition for young people. The series is extremely popular and attracts hundreds of young climbers nationwide.
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